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's very interested in religion, he's very interested in faith. and even though he did not remain a mormon for his entire life -- it was just as a child, he returned to the catholic church -- it will always be a part of this sort of complex faith journey as he calls it religion's complicated, and his religious story is complicated too. not just because of catholicism and mormonism, but also because he attends a protestant/evangelical church that his wife and her family have participated in. so he's dabbled with a lot of religious practices. >> host: does he attend church today, and if so, where? >> guest: he says he attends catholic mass every sickle day -- >> host: down which -- >> guest: yeah. there's a catholic church just a few steps away from his office, and very easy to get to from him. but when he's here in miami, he lives in west miami, a suburb of miami proper, he attends another church called christ fellowship, and that is an evangelical/protestant-based faith which is a part of the southern baptist convention. >> host: is it a megachurch? >> guest: the it's a big church, somewhe
in the card and then tracking students is against her religion. richard, this brings together boast the aclu and the evangelicals to help her fight this case. >> right. >> strange bedfellows. but does she have a leg to stand on? >> you know, they're walking hand in hand. who would ever have predicted that? but, again, when we talk about mental health issues, to me, this case might fall into that category. >> oh, come on. >> i don't know what they're talking about. >> that's not fair. >> the sign of the beast is a badge? a badge? the school says we want to put little chips in our school badges so that if students are missing we can locate them. what's wrong with that? come on. give me a break. give me a break. >> avery, he has a point there, avery. we all have these things these days. everybody has badges with microchips. we're all tracked. does this young woman have a leg to stand on? >> yeah. let me explain the constitutional issue. the argument is that it's free exercise of religion under the first amendment nap's the argument. the fact is the school has accommodated her faith by yanking t
of religion and the right to practice how we choose. and according to some of this year's recent polls, nearly 60% of the general public finding religion very important in their life. you can look at this poll here on your screen. and our next guest has spent some time reflecting both about faith and politics. fox news contributor juan williams is with us from dc with his analysis. good morning to you. >> good morning, ainsley. merry christmas. >> ainsley: merry christmas to you. so i recently was watching one of the morning shows and i saw joel osteen, the pastor from texas, being interviewed by a local morning anchor and he was asking about his faith and he said -- and then about politics. and he said i try not to talk about politics because it divides people. but you, juan, you have a way -- i know you're very faithful, but you also talk about politics and it's injure job. so how do you set faith into -- fit faith into politics? >> for the whole of america and american politics, religion is oftentimes been i think a centerpoint and not always positive, which is why i hesitated and some pol
. they should be able to train without having religion forced on them. joining me with reaction is executive director for the dr. ron cruise who is a retired army chaplain. good morning to you, sir. >> thank you for having me. >> gretchen: we see a situation in west point. one cadet who was an athiest felt uncomfortable with taking part in involuntary prayer, your reaction. >> it is a shame we don't respect the pluralism. can prayer in west point went back from the founding of our country and we need to respect the religious beliefs of all. those who believe and those who don'tment those who believe have every right to prayer and those who don't believe opt out of the prayer. we need to remember that our founding fathers, george washington upon his appointment as commander-in-chief in the army. one of his first acts was to ask congress to authorize chaplains in every brigade so that religious services could be held. prayer is fundament will in the lives of our soldiers from the beginning of our country and west point would do well to resist efforts by athleast advocates. >> i read a portion
about it as a church and as a religion and also because brigham young is such a figure of broad significance in the 19th century america. >> and the most famous today's mitt romney. does the romney family have interaction with the brigham young plan? >> i'm sure there are many descendants that know each other. the church is still a fairly tight knit institution and especially in utah it means a lot if you have ancestors that go way back to the pioneer era of the church. >> romney does as well. >> why did the family in that in mexico at one part? >> wealthy ended up in mexico because i believe mitt romney's great grandfather practiced marriage, she was a polygamist and later a part in the 1800's case serious effort to incarcerate more men men who produce polygamy and they went to mexico to escape persecution and i'm not an expert on the family history, but i believe mitt romney's great grandfather was among them. >> the wait until he had died before the out of the polygamists? >> it was out what putative is essentially made a federal crime in 1862. but the u.s. government doesn't
baptist church as a hate group for targeting homosexuals, the military and other religions. it's now the single most supported petition ever on whitehouse.gov. >>> 4:39. toyota will pay more than $1 billion to settle a class action lawsuit over unintended acceleration in some of its vehicles. the settlement is one of the largest of its type in automotive history. drivers sued toyota because floor mats were stuck causing the vehicle to accelerate. under the agreement toyota will install a brake override system and other special safety features on more than three million cars. >> for consumers it means that two major defects in toyota vehicles are going to get fixed. so the bad news, well, how many more defects are there? how many more recalls are there going to be? i mean, after all, toyota in the last three years has recalled over 10 million vehicles. >> if it's approved by a federal judge, toyota will make cash payments to owners who sold their cars at a reduced price due to the bad publicity. the settlement, however, does not resolve claims by people who want money for injuries or
no religion. you work with muslim women. do you see erosion? >> there's two schools of thought on this the vast majority of american muslims don't, in fact attend mosques. there are a lot of reasons for that. our mainstream institutions we were talking about this earlier, has seemed to lost relevance for everyday muslims. for women, spaces aren't always as accommodating as they should be. they might see the imam or mosque as an external funding source that mean as what is taught there isn't necessarily quite in line with euro own values so what we're seeing not necessarily an erosion of faith but they're finding new ways of fellow fellowship together and more reasons to bring people to the table. >> i think that's the key insight here. we're seeing two things happen diminishment of mainstream relidge. fastest group is nones, n-o-n-e-s and praise. this has to do with a mistrusted institution, mixing and blending of people. people can speak across boundaries where they never could. people can enter other people's faith systems, borrow other's resources an
the two populations to in congress so different in race, language, religion, and law could be blended together in one harmonious math? after this sort of rousing speech play called for mass meetings around the country to end the war. and people actually took him up on it. i located over 30 meetings in support of his anti-war resolution from indiana to the jersey and louisville to maine. this geographic scope of people who basically are meeting together in public forums and saying, we need to leave mexico and end this war immediately. it's well beyond the opposition of the war of 1812 and constitutes the first national grassroots anti-war movement in american history. i should tell you. what clay asked to have happen was for the united states to leave mexico and not take any territory from mexico altogether . he won a piece without territory which, of course, did not happen. just two weeks after clay's speech, the 30th congress convened in washington and guess who was there? iran led. he heard plays speech in lexington because he was visiting the town on his way from springfield to was
in our nation's military without having religion forced upon them. academy officials must respect the religious liberty rights of all cadets who should be free to make their own decisions about prayer without government could ercion. >> what is your reaction to their complaint? >> they've attacked the military several times and an anti-christian organization. that has been their pattern. secondly, there is no coercion, but what mr. lynn is trying to do is attack the last bastion of traditional american values and many of those values came out of christianity and the whole idea of prayer within the military as a whole, but west point specifically, i think, is something that mr. lynn wants to destroy that tradition because of the influence of christianity in our military, as well as in our society. >> dave: is religion ever forced on cadets at west point? >> absolutely not, nor anywhere else in the military. and if mr. lynn would spend the time to understand the first amendment and the -- how the first amendment was written, what it was intended to do, it was actually intended to pr
to get out of christmas with the "-in-laws. >> there actually was a survey, the public religion research institute found 2% of americans said they believed the world would end based on a prediction by the mayans but nasa explains the mayans did not actually predict that. >> none of the thousands of ruins, tablets and standing stone that archaeologists have examined foretell an end of the world. >> this was a misinterpretation nasa says of the way the mayan calendar. nasa has cool animation to explain. it looks like an odometer from a car. the way the odometer resets to zero, the calendar was to reset on or around december 21st, 2012 based on what the days were. so the world wasn't going to go anywhere even according to the mayans. and there would have been a new calendar at that point. this is just one of many apocalyptic scenarios nasa has had to fight off. some people believe a planet has been on a collision course with earth. nasa says that's not the case. there's this very cool video called a gam malray burst when a star collapses and creates this black hole and in that process incre
is asking the u.s. military academy to stop including prayer at all official>> joinin religion contributor father jonathan morris. >> happy sunday. >> kelly: an issue, and let me give awe statement what they're actually saying. they're saying and pull that up quickly, west point cadets should be able to train for service in our nation's military without having religion forced upon them. academy officials must respect the religious liberty rights of all cadets who should be free to make their own decisions about prayer without government coercion. this has been a practice at west point since george washington. >> i'm absolutely in favor of cadets not having to go under government coercion to pray. you don't have to pray. in fact, 1972, there was a court ruling saying that cadets were not-- should not be required to attend religious services, that's a very good court decision. a very different thing to say however, that no one is allowed to pray publicly at an event there at west point. i use today lead a bible study at west point. i know how religious so many of those cadets are and for th
and various cities, there's no room for kids and not even a thought process. let's face it, religion is on the slide in terms of the major politics are in the newspaper. let's talk about those. >> i'm not a regulation man but we are fooling with the cycle of life. the cycle of life means you replace yourself for the next generation. western economies rely on growth. you stop growing, you're like a sha shark, you die, we need to do that for the debts we're piling up. what fuels growth is the next generation of young workerings. young workers are not coming into the workforce. look at southern europe with youth unemployment. take 15% youth unemployment in spain and compound that with the fact they stop having babies. what happens in a generation or two. >> i tell you, bill, you got me thinking, i encourage readers to read this. in some of the biggest developed economies pushed the most growth are below a 2% utility rate. this has to be dealt with at some point. back to you. >> thanks, rick. >>> road trip and big bank is in highways an byways in the road for yield. we'll explain how. an
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